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May 22, 2018

By Nick Schwellenbach

How Zinke’s Interior Department Has Impeded Oversight



Zinke investigation money Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and his aides often disregard, and perhaps even attempt to evade, oversight and accountability

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Topics: Government Accountability, Energy and Natural Resources

May 7, 2018

By Bonnie Goldstein

Paper Cuts: Blankenship’s Battles



Don Blankenship There are tens of thousands of documents that could tell the storied history of rags-to-riches, up-from-the-hollow U.S. Senate candidate and lifelong coal baron Don Blankenship. But you really only need to look at one sheet of paper with a long list of nam

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

April 17, 2018

By Nicholas Trevino

POGO’s Outsized Tax-Day Impact



Taxes Over the past 37 years, the Project On Government Oversight’s investigations have saved taxpayers billions of dollars.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Energy and Natural Resources, Contract Oversight

February 27, 2018

By Nick Schwellenbach

Meet the Oil-Friendly Federal Panel that Could Give Drillers a Sweetheart Deal



RPC The oil, gas and mining industry has six voting seats out of 20 on the panel, known as the Royalty Policy Committee, and they predictably advocate for paying the public less. But industry’s voice on the committee is supposed to be balanced with perspective

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

February 26, 2018

By Laura Peterson

How an Influential Committee can Make Energy Royalties Great Again



Pump jack An influential committee meeting this week has the power to fix that system by implementing important reforms to the way the public is compensated for resources extracted from public land.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

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